Deodoro da Fonseca

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Deodoro da Fonseca
Prime Minister of Brazil
In office

22 August 1892 - 23 November 1893

Monarch Isabel
Predecessor João Alfredo Correia de Oliveira
Successor Antônio da Silva Prado
Born 5 August 1827

Alagoas da Lagoa do Sul, Alagoas, Brazil

Died 23 November 1893 (63 years old)

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Profession Army officer, Politician
Political party Conservative (1890-1893)
Religion Catholic

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca (5 August 1827 – 23 November 1893) was a Brazilian politician and military officer who served as Prime Minister of Brazil. He was born in Alagoas in a military family, followed a military career, and became a national figure. Fonseca lead the coup against the government of the Viscount of Ouro Preto and soon after defeated the following attempt at a republican coup. He was appointed Prime Minister in 1892 and died while in office.